Mark J. N. Glover

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We have estimated the absolute threshold of congenic albino and pigmented mice (C57) using ERG, pupillary light reflex, and VEP. We are unable to detect strain differences using ERGs or VEPs, but pupillary thresholds appear to be different. In addition, as we have previously reported for rats, VEP thresholds are considerably lower than the ERG b-wave(More)
Mutations within the with-no-K(Lys) (WNK) kinases cause Gordon's syndrome characterized by hypertension and hyperkalaemia. WNK kinases phosphorylate and activate the STE20/SPS1-related proline/alanine-rich kinase (SPAK) protein kinase, which phosphorylates and stimulates the key Na(+):Cl(-) cotransporter (NCC) and Na(+):K(+):2Cl(-) cotransporters (NKCC2)(More)
Based on single-unit recordings from the superior colliculus and optic nerve, albino rats recently were reported to have dark-adapted thresholds that are 2 log units higher than those of pigmented rats. To confirm this result, electroretinograms (ERG) were recorded with pupillary light reflex thresholds from the same strains of albino (CD) and pigmented(More)
While functional mature microRNAs (miRNAs) are small ∼22 base oligonucleotides that target specific mRNAs, miRNAs are initially expressed as long transcripts (pri-miRNAs) that undergo sequential processing to yield the mature miRNAs. We have previously reported that the pri-miR-17∼92 cluster adopts a compact globular folded structure that internalizes a 3'(More)
The effects of hyperpolarizing current and background light on intracellular responses of red cones in turtle were compared. Even though a background light always reduced response amplitude, hyperpolarizing current did so in only 25% of the cells studied. When hyperpolarizing current reduced response amplitude it also produced changes in response kinetics(More)
The study of families with rare inherited forms of hypo- and hyper-tension has been one of the most successful strategies to probe the molecular pathophysiology of blood pressure control and has revealed dysregulation of distal nephron Na+ reabsorption to be a common mechanism. FHHt (familial hyperkalaemic hypertension; also known as Gordon's syndrome) is a(More)
AIMS Hyponatraemia is one of the major adverse effects of thiazide and thiazide-like diuretics and the leading cause of drug-induced hyponatraemia requiring hospital admission. We sought to review and analyze all published cases of this important condition. METHODS Ovid Medline, Embase, Web of Science and PubMed electronic databases were searched to(More)
BACKGROUND Implementation of the National Health Service abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programme (NAAASP) for men aged 65 years began in England in 2009. An important element of the evidence base supporting its introduction was the economic modelling of the long-term cost-effectiveness of screening, which was based mainly on 4-year follow-up(More)
Regulation of the SLC12 family of membrane transporters including NCCT involves a scaffold of interacting proteins including the STE 20 kinase SPAK and the WNK kinases, WNK 1 and WNK 4, which are mutated in the hypertensive syndrome of pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2 (PHAII). WNK4 regulates NCCT by affecting forward trafficking to the surface membrane.(More)
Onset clustering (which we use as part of a system for sound seg-mentation) uses integrate-and-re neurons to perform across spectrum and across time clustering of increases in sound intensity in diierent parts of the spectrum. We show that a network of recently developed analogue VLSI integrate-and-re neurons can perform this task in real-time, and compare(More)
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